As well as being on the most enchanting of French waterways through the quieter countryside of northern Burgundy, the Canal du Nivernais also offers a great cycle path alongside the canal.
Running from Auxerre (90 Yonne, Bourgogne) to Decize (58 Nievre, Bourgogne) via Clamecy (58 Nievre, Bourgogne) this is a delightful meander of 175km with a new metalled cycle path alongside the canal.
new website at www.canal-du-nivernais.com
At Decize you can link to the Canal Lateral de la Loire and then the Canal de Briare to make a circular return route. on the website you can find information on hotels and B&Bs, cycle repair/hire shops etc – see www.le-tour-de-bourgogne-a-velo.com
hotels, B&Bs and self-catering in Auxerre
We can recommend the Hotel de la Poste in Clamecy – a few metres from the Canal in the centre of this attractive town.
For more info and to check availabilty at this Clamecy hotel – see Hotel de la Poste
the Hotel Le Bel Air in Decize is a little basic but clean, friendly and good value.